"Krallinger has done an excellent job presenting a balanced view of both the opportunities and pitfalls for buyer and seller in the M&A gamea comprehensive discussion of "the process" from the numbers to the all important human factors". James Hamling,President,Berwind Industries,Inc. Do you have the know-how to assess a potential deal before committing your company's time and money,and then structure the deal so that both sides are satisfied? Can you "Cross the T's and dot the I's that are so critical for finalizing a successful merger or acquisition? Mergers & Acquisitions: Managing the Transaction is the first book to walk you through the entire M&A process whether you are a buyer OR a seller. From Chapter 1 (The Urge to Merge) through Chapter 12 (managing the Closing and Post-Closing Issues) Joseph Krallinger's detailed and insightful book includes all the information you will need,PLUS detailed appendixes covering both legal paperwork and purchase investigation work,to help you arrive at a profitable and advantangeous deal. Sample topics include: Standard merger and Acquisition Pitfalls; Accurate Valuation of a Business or Product Line; Venturing,Cross-Licensing and Partnering.